Agriculture is considered as the backbone of our economy. Indian agriculture contributes approximately 17.50 per cent of the country’s GDP, provides large scale employment and fulfills the food and nutritional requirements of the nation.It provides important raw materials for some major industries. Indian agriculture faces numerous challenges with a rapidly changing business environment, pace of technological change, globalisation, competitive environment and changing role of government.
Today, agriculture has achieved commercial importance and has changed from subsistence farming to commercial farming, import oriented to export oriented, supply driven technology to demand driven technology etc.New inputs and new technologies are hitting market everyday. The market for processed and packaged food products is increasing day by day and therefore there is a vital need of trained manpower in this business.